I think Erich's review
of Season 5 raises a very good question: what now with the DVD releases?
I personally would LOVE to see Season 6 actually issued on DVD. However, I seriously doubt it's going to happen. I think (but am not sure) that these DVDs are Broadway Video (i.e. Lorne) driven. If memory serves, there was a minor dispute back in the day over the rights to SNL -- NBC asserted that it had the exclusive IP rights to the broadcast shows, but Lorne wanted producer control, and yadda yadda yadda, and in the end it was all settled as part of Lorne's hug-it-out-bitches reconciliation with NBC after Ebersol decided he didn't want to produce anymore. I know Lorne (Broadway Video) wound up with the rights to the vast majority of the SNL shows. But what I'm not sure is whether Lorne got ALL of them. Everything I've read indicates that he hates the Doumanian shows with a passion; he felt that Jean stabbed him in the back by agreeing to produce the show after his walk-out, and he thinks the comedy is sub-par and is/was an insult to the show's reputation. That's why you never, ever, ever, ever see those shows in the syndication packages -- he's buried them like Lucas has buried the Star Wars Holiday Special.
Also, season 6 is only a half-season, due to the writer's strike that year, which may count against it.
So if Lorne is calling the shots, I really doubt we'll see season 6.
Assuming we never see that -- season 7 is a heck of a season, and I'd be happy to see it released.